Excerpt from Mr. Adnan Oktar's Live Conversation on A9TV dated August 25th, 2016
ADNAN OKTAR: "(Oh Muhammad!) They will ask you about Dhu’l-Qarnayn," says God in the Quran, which is apparently an important question. "Say: ‘I will tell you something about him.’ This means that it concerns us. Look, "you," says God, "I will tell you something about him." "Indeed," says God, laying an emphasis. "We gave him power and authority," says God, in other words, a strong authority. God says, "I granted him military, political, and all sorts of authority." "...on the earth," in this world. "...and granted him a way to everything." A way to everything. (Surah al-Kahf, 83-84) God does not refer to a prophet here; He refers to a regular man. And some people ask, "God did not grant the authority and power to Hazrat Muhammad (saas) but to Dhu’l-Qarnayn, is that so?" Yes, that is so; God says so in the verse of the Quran. "If God was to grant authority, He would grant it to the Prophet (saas)," they say. Are you giving God advice? Surely, God is above such thoughts. God grants authority to whomever He wishes. He granted it to Dhu’l-Qarnayn and he was not a prophet. Look, God did not grant it to Hazrat Muhammad (saas), but him. How does God grant authority to Hazrat Muhammad? He does so via the Prophet's (saas) progeny. Our Prophet (saas) says, "My progeny will reign over the entire world." What does he mean? He means, "I will reign over the entire world."
For example, Dhu’l-Qarnayn says, "‘That (lasting wealth, authority and power)..." Look, a lasting power, an indestructible power. How can power be lasting? When there is no terrorism, no anarchy. With an overwhelming military force, an impeccable intelligence system, a considerable freedom, a wonderful democracy, and a great prosperity. People are living in comfort in every aspect. This is what is meant by lasting power. Power where everything is perfect. "…in which my Lord had established me," established, so it is static. "...is better (than your tribute). So help me with strength (of men)," in other words, swear allegiance as men. "I will erect between you and them a barrier" He says he will eliminate terrorism. When people swear allegiance to him, terrorism is over, it is that clear. And this signifies that Mahdi (as) is the only one that can end terrorism.
Look, God says in the 247th verse of Surah al-Baqara, "God has appointed Talut to be your king." He is not appointed as a prophet, but as a king. "How can this be?" they ask. It can, as God says so in the verse. And in response to Dhu’l-Qarnayn, they say; “How can he have kingship (Mahdi status) over us when we have much more right to kingship (Mahdi status) than he does?" In other words, they say, "When we have our schools, our political means, our wealth?" Look, "How can he have kingship (Mahdi status) over us when we have much more right to kingship (Mahdi status) than he does? He has not even got much wealth!" they say. This is a verse of the Quran. "He said:" The Prophet is saying this. 'God has chosen him over you'..." Look, the Prophet is still alive. Talut comes while the Prophet is still alive. In other words, Mahdi comes while the Prophet is alive.